Definition of Appendicularia

1. Noun. Free-swimming tadpole-shaped pelagic tunicate resembling larvae of other tunicates.

Generic synonyms: Tunicate, Urochord, Urochordate
Group relationships: Genus Appendicularia



Definition of Appendicularia

1. n. A genus of small free-swimming Tunicata, shaped somewhat like a tadpole, and remarkable for resemblances to the larvæ of other Tunicata. It is the type of the order Copelata or Larvalia. See Illustration in Appendix.

Medical Definition of Appendicularia

1. A genus of small free-swimming Tunicata, shaped somewhat like a tadpole, and remarkable for resemblances to the larvae of other Tunicata. It is the type of the order Copelata or Larvalia. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Appendicularia

appendicocele
appendicoenterostomy
appendicolith
appendicolithiasis
appendicolysis
appendicostomy
appendicovesicostomy
appendicula
appendicular
appendicular artery
appendicular colic
appendicular lymph nodes
appendicular muscle
appendicular skeleton
appendicular vein
appendicularia (current term)
appendiculata
appendiculate
appending
appendix
appendix ceci
appendix epididymidis
appendix epididymis
appendix epiploica
appendix fibrosa hepatis
appendix of epididymidis
appendix of the testis
appendix testis
appendix ventriculi laryngis
appendix vermiformis

Literary usage of Appendicularia

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1. A Text-book of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1921)
"In the interior is an elaborate apparatus for filtering out the minute organisms from the water as it passes through. In appendicularia and ..."

2. The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley, Michael Foster (1898)
"... I gave an account of a very singular animal which had been frequently observed and described under various names, as appendicularia (Chamisso), ..."

3. The Evolution of Man by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haecknel (1879)
"This is the remarkable appendicularia (Fig. 187), which we have already examined. If we ask ourselves what conditions of adaptation could possibly have had ..."

4. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1915)
"appendicularia Fol, 1874, being preoccupied by appendicularia Cham. & Eis., 1821, according to the rules requires a new name and I propose in its place ..."

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